The International Mixed Martial Arts Federation’s nation vs nation, MMA tournament plays out from 6– 8 March at the Gold Coast Recreation Centre from 10:30 hrs daily (AEST / GMT + 10). Sunday’s finals will be available to watch for free at IMMAF.TV.
Star names representing Australia include women’s strawweight contender, Olivia Ukmar, who won Australia’s first World Silver medal in MMA at the 2019 IMMAF World Championships, and Abdul Mahdawi, who returns to the Oceania Championships as a former silver medallist.
Top ranking IMMAF international male talent includes: World and European Gold medallist, Ireland’s Ryan Spillane (heavyweight); Sweden’s World Gold medallist Bezhan Mahmudi (atomweight); Bahrain’s Ramazan Gitinov(welterweight) and Murtaza Talha Ali (light-heavyweight); plus world champion, the UK prodigy Muhammad Mokaev (bantamweight).
International female names include Ukraine’s 2018 World Gold medallist Daria Samchik; Sweden’s two-time World Silver medallist Nina Back (strawweight) and World Gold medallist Bianca Antman (flyweight); Finland’s 2018 IMMAF Performance of the Year winner Jenni Kivioja (lightweight); 2018 European Gold medallist Jenna Horto (strawweight); Poland’s World Gold medallist Magdalena Czaban (atomweight) and New Zealand’s reigning World Gold medallist,Michelle Montague (lightweight).
DAY 1 MATCHES SCHEDULE: QUARTER FINALS
- Bout 1: Male Bantamweight 61.2 kg (135 lbs) Keoni Terorotua (French Polynesia) VS Levi Hawkes (New Zealand)
- Bout 2: Male Featherweight 65.8 kg (145 lbs) Colby Thicknesse (Australia) VS Ali Yaqoob (Bahrain)
- Bout 3: Male Featherweight 65.8 kg (145 lbs) Justin Grey (Canada) VS Denzil Brokken (New Zealand)
- Bout 4: Male Featherweight 65.8 kg (145 lbs) Taj Fewquandie (Australia) VS Dylan Thompson (United Kingdom)
- Bout 5: Male Lightweight 70.3 kg (155 lbs) Mohamed Alghool (Bahrain) VS Oliver Schmid (New Zealand)
- Bout 6: Male Welterweight 77.1 kg (170 lbs) Lachlan Stitt (Australia) VS Gary Mcdonald (New Zealand)
- Bout 7: Male Welterweight 77.1 kg (170 lbs) Corey Reeves (Australia) VS Aremiti Tinirau (French Polynesia)
- Bout 8: Male Welterweight 77.1 kg (170 lbs) Tiep Cai Xuan (Czech Republic) VS Yousif Sayyar (Bahrain)
- Bout 9: Male Middleweight 83.9 kg (185 lbs) Samuel Marles (Australia) VS Hakaraia Wilson (New Zealand)
- Bout 10: Male Middleweight 83.9 kg (185 lbs) Omer Suliman (Australia) VS Lukas Piffko (Czech Republic)
- Bout 11: Male Middleweight 83.9 kg (185 lbs) Loni Doyle Filimoehala (Australia) VS Michael LISAN (French Polynesia)
- Bout 12: Male Light Heavyweight 93 kg (205 lbs) Tony Hemopo (New Zealand) VS Auryn Parmley (Australia)